Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

A friend and I went thrift store trolling today.  We felt like big adults out in the middle of the day!  I got two vintage purses, 2 skirts, 3 pair of pants, a dress that I'm going to convert to a top, and 2 paperbacks for $38.  I have to go back to one store tomorrow because it's half price day!  No picts to show since I can't figure out how to get them on here from my phone.  I'll have to bring my camera home from school next week.

Monday, March 18, 2013


I decided to do something productive with my Spring Break.  This blog has gotten me all fired up.  Of course, sweet Jillian is about 3 times smaller than I am and I could almost be her mother, buuuttt....I thought:  I can do that.  So off to the secondhand store I went.  No great finds for $1.  This specific shop has half price Wednesdays, so I'll be going back.

Next I went to Hancock Fabric.  Dust off the ol' sewing machine.  Patterns on sale for 99 cents, a good start.  Then I found this fabulous fabric!  $19.99 a yard.  Well, my fat self needs at least 2 yards to make anything fun, so that idea went down the tubes, as well.  Oh well, back home now.  I have enough unfinished projects here to keep me busy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Well, I logged on to my blog today for the first time in over 2 years.  Wow.  What is ironic is that the post before last was titled "Post Ph.D."  I am now post Ph.D.  I didn't earn my Ph.D.  It beat me.  I quit.  I'm not bitter (read sarcastically, please).  I failed my General Exams.  I had a 4.0 GPA, but suddenly my work wasn't good enough. It was this time last year that I was receiving this news.  I was devastated.   I had given these people blood, sweat, tears, and three years of my life. I could go on and on.

So, what have I done with my year of freedom?  Discovered Big Bang Theory.  And True Blood.  And Game of Thrones.  And Dexter.  And the Walking Dead.  Played Settlers of Catan.  And Ticket to Ride. And Zombie Flux.  I've re-discovered crochet and knitting.  I've made a couple of quilts.  I've painted lots of pictures.  I am teaching children with moderate intellectual disabilities now.  I love them.  They keep me on my toes.  I had surgery.  I've lost ten pounds.

So, what have you guys been up to?